Hello! Back again in the New Year…a bit later than expected


New Year, new blog space and look, although it’s taken me until the end of the month to get my act in gear. Interestingly, I have a spent a majority of January mentally, emotionally and physically shaking off the detritus of 2012. Not to sound pessimistic; but, from my emotional perspective, for the most part, it wasn’t a good year.

 It is now time for that time to pass. And here’s a really great way to start:

Teasing the Domestic flyer, courtesy of Artslink Queensland

Teasing the Domestic flyer, courtesy of Artslink Queensland

Also, I have spent the lion’s portion of my creating time on one particular piece which has been getting some good feedback;

Hello, tiredness.

Hello, tiredness.

I made a dress.

So, first official foray into wearable arts (dress making? textile design?) and whatever you want to call it, it’s done and dusted and I’ve learned about some things to avoid, and I’ve had some ideas about new things to do.

Bundled up safe in their boxes.

The boxes!

The boxes!

I delivered 3 works into Artslink in Brisbane. From there, they will take a jaunt down to Quilpie for a time, which is really just the start of an extensive regional arts tour. It’s fully booked into 2014, with 2015 open for engagement! Also, watch this space as there will be a number of workshop opportunities I hope to be able to participate in.

Lastly, heartbreakingly, I have never found this, after the mass clean up in the first week of 2013:



An item that vanished from my home under suspicious circumstances about 24 hours after I made it. I can only assume it dropped into a kind of Enid Blyton-esque enchanted world and became sentient. Any other ending for it is too sad.

And that has been a brief run through on January. Thank you for reading it! Hopefully there’s more to come, very soon. What would you like to hear about?

My question for you

My question for you

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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